Day 3 of Incubation

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Etika, Apr 2, 2018.

  1. Etika

    Etika In the Brooder

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    So, I have 11 fertile chicken eggs currently in an incubator, I have candled half of the eggs and there are no veins is this normal or are they dead?
     
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  2. BrinaM

    BrinaM Chirping

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    If they are fertile you should see veins 7 to 10 days. If they are completely clear they were never fertile. If a solid red ring around center of egg the embryo died during first few days of incubation. Info from my incuview incubator manual. We just hatched 21 out of 23. Hope this helps.
     
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  3. Etika

    Etika In the Brooder

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    Thank you for the info, so I should suspect nothing the first 3-5 days.
     
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  4. Redhead Rae

    Redhead Rae Chickens, chickens everywhere!

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    I candle when I set them to look for obvious defects and make sure they are aircell up. then I candle on days 7, 14 and 18. I don't throw out eggs until day 14 candling unless there is something obviously wrong (bad smell, blood ring) I've had a couple eggs I wasn't 100% sure about on day 7 that were fine on day 14.
     
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  5. BrinaM

    BrinaM Chirping

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    The only thing we did was check for fertility before hand they will glow when candled. Then 7 to 10 check for veins. We had couple no veins and one blurry red we discarded those and kept the ones with veins. It was my first hatch it went well. Http://Incubatorwarehouse.com /incubating eggs
     
  6. Etika

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    Ok, now one more question I have another batch that I have been incubating and it is watery around the air cell is that normal?
     
  7. BrinaM

    BrinaM Chirping

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    This I do not know. Sorry.
     
  8. Redhead Rae

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    Water in air cell. Do you know what could cause that?
     
  9. WVduckchick

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    Shipping? Rough handling?
    Possibly if the egg got very cold before collection, or refrigerated, then heated too fast? Like condensation.
    only things i can think off quickly.
     
  10. WVduckchick

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    Around, as in inside the air cell, or just below it?
     

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